Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Diversity: “Differences that may make a difference.” (deepSEE Consulting) The variety of differences found in our organization and within our community; including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, marital status, a person's political affiliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, or disability.
Equity: “While equality focuses on inputs into our systems, equity focuses on the systems themselves and the outcomes.” (deepSEE Consulting) Equity recognizes that each person has different circumstances and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome.
Inclusion: “The act of creating environments where all feel as though they matter. Where all feel ‘a part of’ versus ‘apart from’ and where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential.” (deepSEE Consulting) An inclusive organization promotes a sense of belonging and demonstrates respect for the contributions, beliefs, backgrounds, and diversity of all.
DEI In Action
May 5, 2021 - HR Director Cunningham presented information on the County's hiring process to the Board of Commissioners
May 4, 2021 - DEI Director position submitted to consultant for classification
Preferred Not to Answer: 0.1%
Traditionals (1900-1945): 0.1%
Baby Boomer (1946-1964): 19.3%
Generation X (1965-1980): 43.6%
Millenials (1981-1996): 34.9%
Generation Z (1997-2015): 2.6%
Two or more races: 1.3%
% of Total Employees
Administrative Departments: 31%
Elected Officials: 36%